Hardin County Schools will receive a $67,500 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children, according to a news release from the district.

District Director of Special Education Kim Adkins said the money will be used to purchase assistive technology devices, fine motor and visual motor support devices, sensory materials, classroom curriculum materials, speech and language pathology materials, social skills curriculum materials and literacy materials for special needs students and classrooms across the district.

“We are ecstatic after hearing this wonderful news,” Adkins said in a news release. “Special needs students in our district will greatly benefit from the generosity of the WHAS Crusade for Children and those who donate to it. There are thousands of dedicated WHAS Crusade for Children volunteers and donors right here in Hardin County that work tremendously hard. They have a firm grasp on the knowledge that the money they contribute and raise will come back to the children in our communities. We are truly grateful.”

Established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, Crusade for Children is designed to raise money for ag­en­cies, schools and hospitals that benefit children with special needs.

Nearly $138,000 was raised by Hardin County firefighters, businesses, individuals and other organizations this year. The 2019 WHAS Crusade for Children raised around $5.6 million that will be given to organizations that help special needs children and their families in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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